Straight Outta Compton Reviews

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September 3, 2015
It's far from being a full and frank account.
August 30, 2015
The young cast are so convincing on stage it's easy to forget you're not watching the real thing.
August 27, 2015
The NWA story is told in the style of a luxe, classic-era studio biopic. And it's scintillating.
August 27, 2015
The story of the rise and subsequent implosion of one of the most influential bands in US rap history gets a sweeping, epic, but somewhat partisan treatment in F Gary Gray's explosive drama Straight Outta Compton.
August 27, 2015
It twists the volume dial clockwise.
August 24, 2015
The core of the story is business, the object is power, and the quirks of desire and twists of the unconscious are given no place in the struggle-which the movie sharply carries ahead to the present day.
August 14, 2019
The powerful and record-breaking film was written by Andrea Berloff and Jonathan Herman, and is an absolute must-see!
July 30, 2019
What we get is a visually thrilling, musically electric rise of an important band, followed by a pillow-soft landing into trite cliché.
July 5, 2019
There is so much going on in the lyrical wordplay of the music, much deeper than the critics who tend to focus on its violent imagery suggests.
May 4, 2019
A hugely impressive cast, supplemented by an engrossing depiction of California, give perfectly-nuanced performances to a story that feels as important now as ever.
April 6, 2019
Straight Outta Compton proves as infectiously entertaining as it is educational thanks to F. Gary Gray's richly textured direction and a thumping soundtrack that confirms rap as the protest music of its time.
March 7, 2019
Gray and screenwriters Jonathan Herman and Andrea Berloff at times feel too handcuffed to the group's well-documented history, breaking up the rhythm of the story to check off a minor, well-documented detail of the journey.
February 14, 2019
The dramatic and tense moments are executed extremely well. [Full Review in Spanish]
January 27, 2019
Immensely crowd pleasing, impeccably cast, visually arresting, stylishly shot, and stuffed to the gills with riotously excellent musical queues, it is easy to fall in love with Straight Outta Compton.
January 18, 2019
An excellent biography that works on multiple levels.
November 1, 2018
Straight Outta Compton is confused as to whether we want to see NWA as the socially conscious group holding a mirror to society, or the string of debauched solo artists they became; the fact it tries to do both at once leaves it feeling confused.
November 1, 2018
If you're a fan of Cube and the gang, you've probably already made up your mind about seeing it, but if you're on the fence I recommend that you give it a shot.
September 25, 2018
One of the things I found so cool was how the music was in context with everything happening at the time...seeing it in context with the events unfolding...I don't know if you can ask for much more.
August 21, 2018
Straight Outta Compton could use a dose of reality about its own history. But it's a rare movie in depicting the stakes of prophetic, controversial art without losing sight of artistic process.
August 20, 2018
To the directors' credit, this film works for those deeply knowledgable about he hip-hop world and the novices alike. The movie works because it's about human nature, and therefore human fragility and the spirits' desire to forgive.
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